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Wipers do not stop sometimes, they will run for 45 minutes and then stop. will work ok for a while and then not stop.

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Eigther the switch or the wiper motor,,i would guess at the wiper motor ,,its has the logic in it to tell it when and where to stop if it went bad its not gonna know what to do,,,providing your switch uis not busted off and hanging,,,,hope that helps,,

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